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« on: April 24, 2010, 09:59:01 PM »

Do bees like Soda(root beer, 7-Up etc)? Is it good for them?
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2010, 10:06:21 PM »

They like anything sweet. No, it isn't good for them. It contains corn starch.
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2010, 10:11:34 PM »

Its also the Highftruitos corn syurps as well not the corn starch. HFCS are bad for bees and humans.
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2010, 10:17:53 PM »

Honey is a mixture of different types of sugars, water, and small amounts of other compounds. Honey typically has a fructose/glucose ratio similar to HFCS 55, as well as containing some sucrose and other sugars. Like HFCS, honey contains water and has approximately 3 kcal per gram. Because of its similar sugar profile and lower price, HFCS is used as bee feed instead of honey during the winter.
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2010, 10:30:48 PM »

Wynoochee_new, Allen is correct. Commercial beeks buy hfcs by the semi tanker load to feed bees. It is the corn starch that gives the bees dysentery.
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2010, 11:10:24 PM »

they seem to like beer also.

no reason to believe that HFCS is any worse for humans than white sugar.  all things in moderation. 
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2010, 11:19:08 PM »

  all things in moderation. 

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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2010, 11:19:36 AM »

As long as they don't put HFCS in beer....
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